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International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)

1st International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) - 2017-18

International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) is conductd by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF).

General knowledge Olympiad program is targeted at young learners. As we all know that General knowledge about a wide range of subjects rather than detailed knowledge of a particular subject.General knowledge has been defined in differential psychology as "culturally valued knowledge communicated by a range of non-specialist media" and encompassing a wide subject range.

Participants of IGKO are ranked on the basis of marks obtained. Hence, after taking the test, students can judge themselves academically at four different levels - within the school, at city and state level, and above all at International level. Finally students are suitably awarded based on their international ranking. Prizes include cash prizes, computers, medals, CD’s, etc..

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The following awards will be provided to the winners of International General Knowledge Olympiad being held during the academic year 2017-18.

International, Zonal and Class topper awards will be provided to winners of IGKO.

  • At International Level
    • 1st Rank - Rs.50,000/- Each + Gold Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance
    • 2nd Rank - Rs.25,000/- Each + Silver Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance
    • 3rd Rank - Rs.10,000/- Each + Bronze Medal*+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance
  • At Zonal Level
    • 1st Rank - Rs.5,000/- Each + Gold Medal* + Certificate of Zonal Excellence.
    • 2nd Rank - Rs.2,500/ - Each + Silver Medal* + Certificate of Zonal Excellence.
    • 3rd Rank - Rs.1,000/ - Each + Bronze Medal* + Certificate of Zonal Excellence.
    • 4th to 10th Rank - Rs.5,000/- Each + Gold Medal* + Certificate of Zonal Excellence.
    • 11th to 25th Rank - *Gifts Worth Rs.1,000/- Each + Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Zonal Excellence.
    • 1st Rank - *Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Zonal Excellence
    • Rank 26+ - Participation Certificate
  • At School Level
    • 1st Rank - Gold Medal*
    • 2nd Rank - Silver Medal*
    • 3rd Rank - Bronze Medal*

Each winner will be entitled to one award for an exam. The winners will be entitled to the higher level award only. For eg, the international top 3 rank holders will be entitled to awards based on their International ranks. Awards accruing to them for their Zonal ranks will be given to the next rank holder. Similarly, class award accruing to a Zonal award winner will be given to the next rank holder.

International General Knowledge Olympiad is a single level exam:
  • The test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during the school hours.
    • Competition is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising for
      • Class 1 to class 4: 35 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions
      • Class 5 to class 12: 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions
    • The question paper consists of :
      • General Awareness
      • Current Affairs
      • Life Skills
      • Achievers Section
    • There will be separate question papers for each class
    • The medium of the test is English
    • The exam is conducted during school hours.

Exam Date and Venue Detail for 17th International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO) - Session 2017-18
  • IGKO Exam Date: 12th, 22nd September and 10th October 2017
  • Venue: participating schools

Exam Pattern and Syllabus of International General Knowledge Olympiad (IGKO)
IGKO Class 1 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • No of questions: 35
  • Total Marks: 40
  • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Questions are divided into 4 sections
    • Section 1 - General Awareness
      • Total Questions: 20
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Me and My Surroundings, Plants and Animals, India and the World, Science and Technology, Language and Literature, Entertainment, Sports, Maths Fun
    • Section 2 - Current Affairs
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Current Affairs
    • Section 3 - Life Skills
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Life Skills
    • Section 4 - Achievers Section
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 2
      • Syllabus: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus
IGKO Class 2 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • No of questions: 35
  • Total Marks: 40
  • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Questions are divided into 4 sections
    • Section 1 - General Awareness
      • Total Questions: 20
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Me and My Surroundings, Plants and Animals, India and the World, Science and Technology, Language and Literature, Entertainment, Transport and Communication, Sports, Maths Fun
    • Section 2 - Current Affairs
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Current Affairs
    • Section 3 - Life Skills
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Social Skills, Moral Values, Team Work, Communication
    • Section 4 - Achievers Section
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 2
      • Syllabus: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus
IGKO Class 3 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • No of questions: 35
  • Total Marks: 40
  • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Questions are divided into 4 sections
    • Section 1 - General Awareness
      • Total Questions: 20
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Me and My Surroundings, Plants and Animals, India and the World, Science and Technology, Language and Literature, Entertainment, Transport and Communication, Sports, Maths Fun
    • Section 2 - Current Affairs
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Current Affairs
    • Section 3 - Life Skills
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Moral Values, Team Work, Environmental Sensitivity, Communication, Leadership, Time Management
    • Section 4 - Achievers Section
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 2
      • Syllabus: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus
IGKO Class 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • No of questions: 35
  • Total Marks: 40
  • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Questions are divided into 4 sections
    • Section 1 - General Awareness
      • Total Questions: 20
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Our Body and Health, Plants and Animals, India and the World, Science and Technology, Environment and its Conservation, Language and Literature, Entertainment, Sports, Maths Fun
    • Section 2 - Current Affairs
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Current Affairs
    • Section 3 - Life Skills
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Moral Values, Flexibility, Emotional Intelligence, Decision Making, Team Work, Leadership, Time Management
    • Section 4 - Achievers Section
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 2
      • Syllabus: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus
IGKO Class 5 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • No of questions: 50
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Questions are divided into 4 sections
    • Section 1 - General Awareness
      • Total Questions: 30
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Our Body and Health, Plants and Animals, India and the World, Science and Technology, Environment and its Conservation, Language and Literature, Entertainment, Sports, Maths Fun
    • Section 2 - Current Affairs
      • Total Questions: 10
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Current Affairs
    • Section 3 - Life Skills
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Moral Values, Flexibility, Emotional Intelligence, Decision Making, Team Work, Leadership, Time Management, Economic Common Sense, Initiative
    • Section 4 - Achievers Section
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 3
      • Syllabus: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus
IGKO Class 6 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • No of questions: 50
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Questions are divided into 4 sections
    • Section 1 - General Awareness
      • Total Questions: 30
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Plants and Animals, India and the World, Science and Technology, Earth and its Environment, Universe, Language and Literature, Entertainment, Social Studies, Sports, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning
    • Section 2 - Current Affairs
      • Total Questions: 10
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Current Affairs
    • Section 3 - Life Skills
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Empathy, Effective Communication, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Coping with Stress, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills, Managing Emotions, Self-awareness
    • Section 4 - Achievers Section
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 3
      • Syllabus: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus
IGKO Class 7 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • No of questions: 50
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Questions are divided into 4 sections
    • Section 1 - General Awareness
      • Total Questions: 30
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Plants and Animals, India and the World, Science and Technology, Earth and its Environment, Universe, Language and Literature, Entertainment, Social Studies, Sports, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning
    • Section 2 - Current Affairs
      • Total Questions: 10
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Current Affairs
    • Section 3 - Life Skills
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Empathy, Effective Communication, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Coping with Stress, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills, Managing Emotions, Self-awareness
    • Section 4 - Achievers Section
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 3
      • Syllabus: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus
IGKO Class 8 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • No of questions: 50
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Questions are divided into 4 sections
    • Section 1 - General Awareness
      • Total Questions: 30
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Plants and Animals, India and the World, Science and Technology, Earth and its Environment, Universe, Language and Literature, Entertainment, Social Studies, Sports, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning
    • Section 2 - Current Affairs
      • Total Questions: 10
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Current Affairs
    • Section 3 - Life Skills
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Empathy, Effective Communication, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Coping with Stress, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills, Managing Emotions, Self-awareness
    • Section 4 - Achievers Section
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 3
      • Syllabus: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus
IGKO Class 9 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • No of questions: 50
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Questions are divided into 4 sections
    • Section 1 - General Awareness
      • Total Questions: 30
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Plants and Animals, Our Environment, Science and Technology, India and the World, Social Studies, Language, Literature and Media, Sports, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning
    • Section 2 - Current Affairs
      • Total Questions: 10
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Current Affairs
    • Section 3 - Life Skills
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Empathy, Effective Communication, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Coping with Stress, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills, Managing Emotions, Self-awareness
    • Section 4 - Achievers Section
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 3
      • Syllabus: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus
IGKO Class 10 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • No of questions: 50
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Time allowed: 60 minutes
  • Questions are divided into 4 sections
    • Section 1 - General Awareness
      • Total Questions: 30
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Plants and Animals, Our Environment, Science and Technology, India and the World, Social Studies, Language, Literature and Media, Sports, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning
    • Section 2 - Current Affairs
      • Total Questions: 10
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Current Affairs
    • Section 3 - Life Skills
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 1
      • Syllabus: Empathy, Effective Communication, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Coping with Stress, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills, Managing Emotions, Self-awareness
    • Section 4 - Achievers Section
      • Total Questions: 5
      • Marks Each Question: 3
      • Syllabus: Higher Order Thinking Questions from the above given Syllabus

Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call/fax - 0124-4951200 or email at info@sofworld.org.

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